Trail Closure Update for Crowsnest Pass Area

The main trail to Plane Crash has been reopened. Alberta Environment and Parks have cut in a trail around the giant rutted-out section and ‘buttoned-up’ this section so there is one good trail through the area, installed a couple of culverts and some drainage features and completed some reclamation work. Minimum work was completed on this […]


How to Build Healthy Functional Hooves

Have you ever heard the saying “The horse has five hearts” ? Well, this is very true. Healthy hooves are auxiliary heart pumps assisting in moving blood, oxygen and lymph throughout the horse’s body. With every step they expand and flex to meet the earth: absorbing shock and providing traction. They even sweat and respond […]


The Real Cost of Horse Ownership

It is often said that if you ask a question to ten horse owners, you will get ten different answers. However, one thing we can all agree upon is that horses are expensive! Affording the initial purchase cost is the least of expenses. Calculating the maintenance over the horses’ lifetime is a more realistic look […]


Provincial parks get $239 million to offset underfunding

Alberta’s provincial parks system will receive a $239-million injection of funds over the next five years. Recreational users will soon see new and improved campsites, hiking trails, shower buildings, playgrounds, more picnic tables and campsites with power, expanded parking lots and refurbished day-use areas throughout the parks system. “With nearly a million people moving to […]


Help shape Alberta Equine Emergency Management

(Calgary) 28 July 2016 – The Alberta Equestrian Federation (AEF) is seeking your feedback if you and/or your horse(s) were directly affected by the 2016 Fort McMurray wildfires. AEF is collecting information on the reactions and outcomes so industry may develop emergency preparedness plans for threatening future events that affect the welfare of horses in […]


Volunteers Needed

Casinos are a vital way for the Alberta Equestrian Federation (AEF) to raise funds that help to operate and deliver strong and viable member programs and services to support the Alberta equine community. We are one month away from this event taking place at the Deerfoot Inn and Casino (Calgary) on August 6th & 7th. Casinos […]


Fort McMurray Recovery Update

Over the past several weeks, the Alberta Equestrian Federation (AEF) experienced an incredible outpouring of support from the equine community in Alberta, across Canada and even across the globe – all in an effort to try and assist equines and equine owners affected by the wildfires of Fort McMurray. From the stories horse owners shared, to […]